Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Aurora AH 17 Creel Readings – 14.01.2021

14th January 20211610582400000 || 1610582400

Ashley AH 90 Creel Readings – 14.01.2021

14th January 20211610582400000 || 1610582400

Asterion AH 15 Creel Readings – 14.01.2021

14th January 20211610582400000 || 1610582400

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Creels – 11.01.2021

11th January 20211610323200000 || 1610323200

Jas N LH 50 Creels – 11.01.2021

11th January 20211610323200000 || 1610323200

Boy Gordon A 441 Creel Readings – 07.01.2021

7th January 20211609977600000 || 1609977600

Camann II BF 160 Creel Readings – 07.01.2021

7th January 20211609977600000 || 1609977600